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Island Escape
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Editor's note: This ship is no longer part of the Thomson fleet. Island Escape joined the Thomson Cruises' fleet in 2009, having once sailed as Royal Caribbean's Viking Serenade. It launched in 1982, and ...
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Richard Simpson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Boarded the ship in Palma on the 13th October, for what was its penultimate cruise. The ship left port at 23.00 and it was apparent it was a bit rough, leading to the first day at sea, being a nightmare, Both myself and partner had to ... Read more
Dishires
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
we set sail on the Tapas & Tagine cruise from Palma 6 October 2015. All the travel arrangements were well arranged by Thomsons. The ship itself is quite dated and does need updating but was always clean and tidy. The cabin (9500) ... Read more
sandgrowners
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our second cruise on Island Escape ,we wanted to spend another week aboard before her retirement. Food again adequate ,lots of choice and themed evenings also it was nice to dine at the Oasis for a change one evening. We found the ... Read more
sandgrowners
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our second time on Island Escape as wanted to go again before her retirement . The weather wasn`t as kind to us this time and some ports were changed however this didn`t stop us enjoying ourselves. Ship was spotlessly clean ... Read more
NAVYMAN123
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just got back from a 2 week cruise and stay, went on Island Escape as I enjoyed it so much last year and it is excellent value. I like others am sorry she is going out of service, but it appears the crew have a good chance of staying ... Read more
Crazy cube
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Let me start by saying we had a fabulous holiday around the med on this ship and I'm sad to see it go. This ship has had its fair share of bad reviews however as a first time cruiser I have nothing more to compare it with other than the ... Read more
Morizot
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Cramped ship Lots of horrible people getting drunk, the public areas smelt of sick. The food was tasteless in the main restaurant The paying restaurant was good however and the ports were wonderful This is the first bad cruise ... Read more
dogsbowlucks
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I will try to be a constructive as i can as we enjoyed the concept of the cruise but NOT the Islands Escape Ship. Arriving at the port and going through all the boarding process is very easy and got to our cabin without a problem. We ... Read more
Goldsmith
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
this is our 4th time on this ship as we wanted one last time before it went into dry dock. The ship is old & tired but what a great place to meet people. As always the food was excellent & the staff too. It's a shame it was all ... Read more
Von K
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We arrived at Palma on 1st Sept 2015 transfers to ship was well organised and efficient. Cabin was small but sufficient steward service was vey good. Koko even repaired a little alarm clock we thought was broken and put back in cabin for ... Read more
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Hooley,Surrey,Ricey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My first cruise, and not too good on water I was very apprehensive. We arrived in Palma to a thunderstorm, so knew straight away the water was going to be rather choppy! Our cabin was clean, tidy, the beds were extremely comfortable and ... Read more
Ann Knowles
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Me and my best friend have just got back from a week on island escape and we had a fab time.The food & entertainment was very good All the staff were helpfull and work very hard.And we had a good time on the trips to rome&pompii.We ... Read more
Jezboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a week away with my wife and two teenage kids aboard the Island Escape, and despite the sometimes bad reviews, can well and truly say that a good time was had by all. We chose this cruise because of the stops at ... Read more
tina wheeler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
After 5yrs of no holidays due to ill health, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary what could be better than a lovely cruise, I couldn't of been more wrong. It was a disaster. Food was cold, meat was fatty, no fish meals just slush ... Read more
normanlp
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cabin 7034 excellent. We had requested a move from 7064 which was no problem at all owing to late night/early morning music from 'The Pub'. Staff were very attentive, and had us moved within 24 hours. Morrison and Madelyn, our cabin(s) ... Read more
normanlp
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cabin 7034 excellent. We had requested a move from 7064 which was no problem at all owing to late night/early morning music from 'The Pub'. Staff were very attentive, and had us moved within 24 hours. Morrison and Madelyn, our cabin(s) ... Read more
normanlp
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cabin 7034 excellent. We had requested a move from 7064 which was no problem at all owing to late night/early morning music from 'The Pub'. Staff were very attentive, and had us moved within 24 hours. Morrison and Madelyn, our cabin(s) ... Read more
LadyCb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Family of 5 with 3 teenage boys age 14,16,18 First time on a cruise. I really don't know where to start, On booking this cruise we were told that the ship was old but still in lovely condition, I went into Thomson as I had read a few ... Read more
koshoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Just back from 7 nights on board Island Escape. I appreciate the boat is old and this is its last year, but it is really dated. The ports on our trip were dreadful except Barcelona and Villafranche. Why we switched to Marina de Carrerra ... Read more
walshsnooker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Recently back from a week on our first cruise and for the money it was super value. The food was very tasty and always a good selection, for me the drink was fine, the service was first class. The entertainment was first class and all ... Read more
Busbar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My first ever cruise though my wife has been on several. The boat is dated and has obviously seen better days but this is more than compensated for by the extremely hard working staff who do their utmost to keep the cabins etc spotlessly ... Read more
szynal 95
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Second cruise on this ship its great staff and people mix very well cabins cleaned every day plenty of entertainment for all ages.The shore excursions are a great or go on your own best way to see as many countries in a short time. ... Read more
bobhaskett78
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all to anyone thinking of going on this ship for the first time, if you have been on other bigger ships with other companies then you will probably think that this ship is not as good. However if you remember the price that you ... Read more
josteve226
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Just returned from our first cruise on the Island Escapes and was pleasantly surprised. The boarding process was efficient and quick, our luggage arrived at our cabin within 1 hour of boarding. We had an outside cabin on deck 7 which ... Read more
Mazda2000
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Booked two weeks on this ship in June 2015 but had to leave after the first week due to the rotten state of our cabin, poor food and ‘non inclusive’ (all inclusive) package. Thompson sells this as an ‘All ... Read more

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